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The season for tornado watching

Christian Oseguera, Reporter

May 23, 2020

Buckle up folks! Tornado season is upon us! This means there may be more destruction caused towards you than what your ex did! Better hop on and jump on those trampolines before they get blown away and who knows when you’ll see them next. They may even go to the county that’s next to you! Head over...

Wichita Falls resembled a city ravaged by war

The 1979 tornado cut a wide path of destruction through Wichita Falls homes and apartments. Dallas Times Herald photo by Mark Perlstein

Cooper Miller

May 12, 2017

Almost 40 years ago, a massive F4 tornado tore through Wichita Falls, in an event that the Dallas Times Herald and Wichita Falls Times labeled Terrible Tuesday. In a time where spring storms and weather alerts were common, a storm like this was not. Within two days of the tornado touching dow...

Evening classes canceled due to weather; Moffett, CSC to remain open

Torando cut wide path of destruction throug Wichita Falls homes and apartments. Dallas Times Herald photo by Mark Perlstein

The Wichitan

March 28, 2017

4:03 p.m. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Wichita County until 11 p.m. 3:39 p.m. Patrick Coggins, chief of police, was part of the decision-making process to close campus. He said since campus "rush hour" is from around 4:30-6 p.m. when students are leaving campus or on their way for night classes, administration and the police department wanted to be proactive in the decision to shut campus down. "We're erring on the side of caution based on predict...

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